Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Some of the most fun one can have while still wearing pants.
Nic Cage's accent causes this movie to lose a star before regaining it back.
An amazingly over-the-top action flick, with Cage, Malkovich and Buscemi on full crazy mode. The final segment of the film is brilliantly chaotic.
I haven't had hair since about 2001 but I think mullets are definitely underrated.
"Make a move and the bunny gets it."
I watched the VHS of this film countless times as a kid (alongside 'Matilda' and a variety of 'Art Attack' tapes).
I've watched my DVD of it innumerable times since.
And every time it comes on TV - or it's on TV and there's nothing else to watch - sticking on 'Con Air' again is just the thing to do.
Because by god, I can never ever tire of John Malkovich's line-reading of "JULYYYYY FOUR-TEENTH!"
And the bunny in the box.
And ol' meany Colm Meaney's car getting fuuuuuuucked uuuuuuuup.
And 'Sweet Home Alabama'.
And the melodramatically squealing guitars on the soundtrack.
And Nicolas Cage smashing Danny Trejo's face into a…
If you're shot in the hand or the arm in this film just carry on doing whatever you were doing, because bullets seemingly have no effect on these parts of the body.
Always strikes me as something I should avoid but I always enjoy it a lot more than I expect
Cheesy as hell. 4 stars for pure entertainment value.
"Put the bunny back in the box"
Dat Nicolas Cage Louisiana accent.
"I'm gonna show you God does exist."
I Can't Believe It's Not Bay.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…